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Why I am Fasting

This week I began a fast for immigration reform.  I am joining in solidarity the Fast4Families, an effort led by national immigrant, labor, and faith leaders who will be fasting together on Capitol Hill in a moving effort to appeal to those in Congress who continue to block reform with a pathway to citizenship.

Discretion and Deportation: What the Obama Policy Means for Immigrants

Last month, when President Obama laid out a plan to suspend deportation proceedings for DREAM-eligible youth, military family members, crime victims, and immigrants with strong family ties, he took his first concrete step to respond to the increasingly vocal opposition to his administration’s immigration enforcement policies and practices.

Fundamental Flaws Loom Large while Secure Communities Task Force focuses on Traffic Violators

Last week, more than 200 law enforcement officials, civil rights organizations, and faith leaders joined together in calling for an immediate halt to DHS’s “Secure” Communities program. The controversial program runs the fingerprints of anyone arrested through a DHS database to determine whether they are deportable, essentially turning local law enforcement officers into ICE agents.
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